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Colorado Science and Engineering Fair on campus April 9-11

April 8, 2009

The Colorado Science and Engineering Fair, or CSEF, the state-level competition for students in grades 6-12 will be held in the Main Ballroom of the Lory Student Center April 9-11.

The CSEF is hosted by the Center for Science, Mathematics & Technology Education, or CSMATE, at CSU and supported in part by the Office of the Provost & Senior Vice President and College of Natural Sciences.

Judging on Thursday

Thursday, April 9 will be the day students set up their projects and are interviewed by over 120 grand awards' judges for place awards and by over 150 special awards' judges from over 50 scientific organizations, government agencies and universities for special awards based on criteria set by the organization. 

Judges are from such organizations as the CSU Department of Biochemistry, the Department of Chemistry, and the Department of Horticulture & Landscape Architecture.  The event is closed to the public on Thursday.

Hope for energy, environment

Friday, April 10 will begin with guest speaker, State Representative Randy Fischer, speaking on The World You Will Inherit - Hope for Energy and Environmental Sustainability with a view as an engineer as well as a legislator. Fischer will speak at 9 a.m. in the Lory Student Center Theatre and is open to anyone interested in attending.

Intelligent electric system exhibit

Also on Friday, the Xcel Energy Smart Grid Road Show - a hands-on mobile exhibit demonstrating the range of intelligent electric system grid technology components - will be on display. This mobile exhibit will be located between the Library and the Lory Student Center on University Drive and will be open to the public from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Projects on display Friday and Saturday

The student's projects will be open to the public for viewing on Friday, April 10 from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday, April 11 from 9 to 11 a.m. On Saturday, the students will be at their projects to interact with the public.

Contact: Courtney Butler
Phone: (970) 491-7716